Nothing says spring like the “conk-a-ree” call of a red-winged blackbird or the raucous sounds of a sandhill crane. Celebrate spring and explore Michigan’s Wetland Wonders with a birding tour at one of seven managed waterfowl areas in April and May.
Highlights of the birding tours may include diving and dabbling ducks in full breeding plumage, trumpeter and tundra swans, osprey, bald eagles, sandhill cranes and much more. DNR wildlife biologists and technicians will lead the tours, which will include a sneak-peek driving tour into refuge areas that are normally closed.
Michigan’s Wetland Wonders are the seven premier managed waterfowl areas in southern Michigan: Fennville Farm Unit at the Allegan State Game Area, Fish Point State Wildlife Area, St. Clair Flats State Wildlife Area on Harsens Island, Muskegon County Wastewater Facility, Nayanquing Point State Wildlife Area, Pointe Mouillee State Game Area and Shiawassee River State Game Area.
A birding tour will be held on May 2 – 9 a.m. at the Fennville Farm Unit of the Allegan State Game Area, 6013 118th Ave., Fennville; 269-673-2430.